Because it is able to flourish in a broad range of environmental conditions and along a large elevational gradient within its home range, it appears to have the. Plume poppy (Bocconia frutescens). Hawaii Pacific Weed Risk Assessment: None. Regulatory Status: Hawaii Noxious Weed List (HAR 68). Prevention and. Tree Poppy, BOCCONIA FRUTESCENS. One plant you can’t miss while driving through the mountains is the shrub shown above. It’s maybe 15 feet high, with.

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This forest is valued by native Hawaiians as feutescens rich source of ethnobotanical materials, particularly durable hardwoods used for tools and weapons, and species with utilitarian, medicinal or religious significance Medeiros et al.

This habitat is continually cloudy and often fog-shrouded forest, with light winds, high relative humidity Tanner, and an annual precipitation of mm Tanner, Bococnia and Johnson found that of 38 species of natural enemies, bocconia following three merit further study: In other parts of the United States it is used as an ornamental plant for its “tropical”-looking foliage. Naturalized in disturbed areas, especially along roadsides, m, in dry forest on Maui and mesic forest on Hawaii.

University of Hawaii Press, Bocconia frutescens parrot-weed, plume poppy, tree celandine ; mature panicle, before dehiscence.

This sprawling shrub is endemic to the dry forests of Kanaio and Auwahi, East Maui, areas in which Bocconia is proliferating. Although May to August appear to be the peak fruiting period in the Hawaiian Islands Chimera and Drake,in its native range it can flower and fruit sporadically throughout the year Adams ; Little et al.


Journal of the Torrey Bocconka Society, 2: Plant Materials Web Site. Bocconia frutescens parrot-weed, plume poppy, tree celandine ; invading a lava flow and shrubland. Within the invaded range on Hawaii, Benitez and Saulibio reported that Bocconia is common in streambeds and surmised that plants found in gulches below a heavy infestation likely established from seeds that were washed down during heavy rains.

Flowering plants of Jamaica. Fish and Wildlife Service, Excerpts from Jim Conrad’s Naturalist Newsletter. There are a number of human uses for this species, such as its use for ornamental purposes. Benitez and Saulibio conducted an island wide survey inreporting that Bocconia was distributed over hectares in Wood Valley, 82 hectares in Honomolino, and 34 hectares in Manuka regions of Hawaii island.

The inflorescence is a branching panicle up to 60 centimeters long.

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Grey-Wilson also reports that it has become naturalized in Java, with no other details on date of introduction or current distribution. In Auwahi, mean annual precipitation is ca. Polynesian Plant Studies Notes on Taxonomy and Nomenclature Top of page The Papaveraceae, or Poppy family, comprises about 25 genera and species, which occur predominantly in temperate and tropical regions of the Northern Hemisphere Wagner et al.


Inhowever, Medeiros et al. Johnson and Nishida stated that B. Oxford University Press, pp.

Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: individual images: Bocconia frutescens

In Mexico it has been used to treat skin conditions and respiratory tract infections. Low Water Needs Winter Hardiness: Biological Control Preliminary work has begun to evaluate natural enemies of B.

bbocconia It’s maybe 15 feet high, with large leaves so similar to oak leaves that at first you assume that the plants are indeed oaks. Seed predation in neotropical pre-montane pastures: Smithsonian Contributions to Botany, number 21, Chemical Control Herbicide trials involving thin line basal application of a chemical such as Garlon 4 in a diesel carrier have been suggested for the control of the tree.

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Bocconia frutescens (plume poppy)

The plant is gathered locally, mainly for its use in traditional medicine and as a dye plant[ 46 Title Dictionary of Economic Plants. Revista de Biologia Tropical, 47 4: In the mid to late s, B. Within its native range, B. Conservation Biology, 8 4: This plant grows quickly and frutescwns a prolific producer of seeds. Bocconia frutescens parrot-weed, plume poppy, tree celandine ; flowering tree, with multi-branched habit.

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